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how to protect fruit tree mulch from being scratched away by chickens


We had a problem this year with the chickens scratching away precious mulch from our young Mulberry tree.

I'm not sure if these walls will be tall enough, but as I'm looking at the picture it occurs to me that an easy way to get a few more inches might be to put a chimney brick under each corner.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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